Chinese State Media has flooded Facebook with shady ads blaming President Trump for the Coronavirus. Further, the adverts praise China and condemn “racist” President Trump for the crisis. The undisclosed political ads, from Global Times, Xinhua News Agency, Global China Television Network (GCTN), and China Central Television (CCTV), all ran on the two platforms in recent months, targeting users around the world in English, Chinese, and Arabic, but they’ve only now been flagged by Facebook as being political.
Not only has China not taken ownership for creating the global pandemic, but they have also attempted to run around the world and play hero as well. In addition, China is also using this crisis to further its global business while providing countries with aid. Forcing countries to accept broader business negotiations while bribing them with assistance is blackmail.
One of the ads that the Chinese State Media published questioned whether or not the virus originated in China, all the while calling Trump’s use of the term Chinese virus as “racist.” Another Global Times ad suggested that the Trump administration’s mishandling of the outbreak in the U.S. could make the problem there much worse.
The global economy has halted, China has lied about the virus since day one; they lied about when the virus began, they lied about human-to-human transmission, they lied about how many people have become infected, they lied about how many people have died, and now they are pointing the finger at President Trump.
China needs to own their mess.